CCTV footage shows male jail worker entering 'Scissor Sister' Mulhall's cell
Mulhall co-operating with the investigation
A prison worker has been captured on CCTV entering the accommodation of convicted murderer Charlotte Mulhall.
The footage is being examined as part of a major disciplinary probe into the male employee. It is understood the man was in her room in the Dóchas Centre for a number of minutes before prison staff entered the accommodation.
It has now emerged that a female prison officer was present in the room for 10 minutes with Mulhall (33) before the male prison employee was discovered "concealed" in the en-suite bathroom.
It is understood that jail authorities have launched an investigation but it is unclear whether the employee has yet been suspended. Jail insiders say that he is likely to face "major disciplinary sanctions" up to dismissal, if allegations that he has been in a sexual relationship with Mulhall are proved.
Mulhall is co-operating with the investigation and has not been disciplined.
Mulhall and her older sister Linda were dubbed the 'Scissor Sisters' after their involvement in one of the most gruesome killings in the history of the Irish State.
In October 2006, Charlotte was handed a mandatory life sentence for murder, while Linda received a sentence of 15 years for her part in the death of Farah Swaleh Noor.